Region

CRIME

After urinating in public, woman arrested for battering police officer

POSTED AT 07:46 PM ON Jul. 22, 2012 

PRINT | Email |Editor | SHARE | RECOMMEND () | COMMENTS



A homeless woman was arrested for battering a police officer and resisting arrest after arguing with her boyfriend, urinating in a public space and hitting a Bloomington Police Department officer with the passenger door of a cab.

At about 4:42 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Dana Cole said officers responded to the intersection of East Sixth and North Lincoln streets after Tina Rogers, 44, allegedly removed her pants and urinated on the sidewalk.

After talking with Rogers, Cole said officers learned she had just been in a fight with her boyfriend because he accused her of kissing another man.

Because she was intoxicated and unable to walk, and because officers wanted to separate her from her boyfriend to prevent additional altercations, Cole said they called a cab. Once the cab arrived and she got inside, Rogers allegedly swung the door open, striking an officer.

She then refused to get out of the car, Cole said, so she was forcibly removed by two officers.  

Cole said Rogers was then taken to IU Health Bloomington hospital for a jail clearance because of high blood alcohol content before being transported to the Monroe County Jail. She was charged with battery of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest, both Class A misdemeanors.

— Mark Keierleber

 

Sign in or create your account to add a comment.

   or  REGISTER




POST A COMMENT:

Guidelines: Please keep your comments civil and do not attack other readers personally. Use the "Report Abuse" link if a comment/response violates these standards or our terms of service



2000 characters left

Top

Email

Your Name: *
Your Email: *  
To Email: *  
Subject: IDSnews.com | After urinating in public, woman arrested for battering police officer
Comments:
Verify image: Security Text



*
 

Letter to the Editor

Your Name: *
Your Email: *  
Your Telephone#: *  
To Email: opinion@idsnews.com, editor@idsnews.com
Subject: Letter to the Editor
Comments:
Verify image: Security Text



*